Roy Ernest Clark, age 91, former resident of Uniontown, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Mercy Health Center.
He was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Ernest Alvin Clark and Nina Mae Chambers Clark.
Roy was a 1936 graduate of Uniontown High School.
He married Nellie Lucille Smith on his 21st birthday, Jan. 6, 1939, in Uniontown. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2005.
He was a veteran of WW II serving with the United States Army. He served with the 35th Division in the European Theater.
Roy was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
From 1946 to 1967 he worked in construction and also at Bruce and Marble Granite Works.
In 1967 he was hired as maintenance supervisor for Fort Scott Community College and helped move the college to it's present campus.
He was a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church, Uniontown Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star where he had served a Worthy Patron.
He was also a life member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His hobbies include fishing, wood working, gardening, traveling and camping.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Ramsey and husband Richard, Uniontown, Kan.; and a son, David Clark, Independence, Kan. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Lisa Barker, Jeff Ramsey, Cheryl Koppa, Joel Ramsey, Kelly Mundt, Carrie Smith and Amy Brodman; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Russell Clark, and a great-grandson, Ryan Campbell.
Rev. Joel Dunn will conduct funeral services at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, in the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the V.F.W.
The flag will be presented to the family by great-grandson Staff/Sgt Daniel Koppa.
Casket bearers will be S/Sgt Daniel Koppa, Jeff Ramsey, Jim Koppa, Derek Koppa, Don Barker and Brett Campbell.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 Monday until service time at the Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to either the Roy and Nellie Scholarship Fund at FSCC or the Uniontown United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com